When you are traveling with your pet or it is flying without you, it is important to choose an airline that serves the entire route from beginning to end. Our travel experts will help you find your airline, you will need to know their pet policies while booking your airline tickets. Will the airline allow your dog or cat to fly in the cabin with you? What are the restrictions? Will your pet need to travel in the cargo hold? Find answers to all your questions from our travel experts.
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- Checked baggage
- Manifest cargo
Carry on, check or transport your pets
Depending on the animals' breed, size and requirements, they can travel as a carry-on, be checked or transported with the Airlines Cargo. With the exception of a few breed restrictions, you can only travel with cats and dogs.
Please contact the specific Airlines Reservations desk in advance so that you can be aware of any requirements or travel changes that may affect you and your pet.
There are restrictions on specific breed of dogs as the airlines do not accept brachycephalic or snub-nosed dogs of any 'mix' as checked pets, such as:
- American Staffordshire Terrier
- Boston Terrier
- Boxer (all breeds)
- Brussels Griffon
- Bulldog (all breeds)
- Cane Corso
- Chow Chow
- Dogue De Bordeaux
- English Toy Spaniel
- Japanese Chin
- Lhasa Apso
- Mastiff (all breeds)
- Pit Bull
- Presa Canario
- Pug (all breeds)
- Shar Pei
- Shih Tzu
- Staffordshire Bull Terrier
- Tibetan Spaniel
Dogs must be at least 8 weeks old when traveling within the U.S. and Puerto Rico. If you're traveling into the U.S., your dog's age and vaccine requirements depend on your origin country's rabies risk. Dogs arriving from high-risk countries need to be at least 16 weeks old and have their rabies shots before traveling into the U.S.
To check if your origin is a high-risk country, please visit the U.S. Center for Disease Control.
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Airlines do not accept brachycephalic cats of any 'mix' as checked pets, such as:
- Exotic Shorthair
Which destinations allow travel with pets?
You can travel with a pet on most flights up to 11 hours and 30 minutes or flights to / from:*
- Within the 48 contiguous United States
- The U.S. and Canada**
- Central America**
- Puerto Rico
- St. Croix
- St. Thoma
Due to Federal Regulations, youâ€™ll need to provide written certification that:
Your pet has been fed and offered water within 4 hours (with the specific time noted) before you deliver them to the airplane
Is securely and visibly attached to the outside of the kennel
Has your signature with the date and time you signed it
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, due to respiratory and cardiovascular problems caused by altitude pressures, in most cases, you shouldnâ€™t give your pet any sedatives or tranquilizers before flying.
If your pet is sedated, at check-in, youâ€™ll need to give one of our agents the name of the medication, the amount and date and time the animal took it.
Airlines have temperature restrictions to make sure your pet isnâ€™t exposed to extreme heat or cold:
- In the animal holding areas
- At terminal facilities
- When moving the animals between terminal and an airplane
- On an airplane awaiting departure
- Heat restrictions
You cannot travel with a pet if the ground temperature is below 45 degrees Fahrenheit (7.2 degrees C) at any location on the itinerary.
The airlines may waive the cold temperature restrictions if you have a written letter from a licensed vet that includes:
Your name and address
Your petâ€™s name
Your vetâ€™s name and signature
Your vetâ€™s accreditation date and number
The temperature your pet is acclimated to
The letter must be dated:
Within 10 days of the first flight your pet will be on
Within 30 days of any other trips in the same itinerary
You may need an additional letter for lengthy trips. If the temperature is below 20 degrees Fahrenheit (-6.6 degrees C), your pet cannot be checked even with a letter from your vet.
Several Airlines allows domesticated cats, dogs, rabbits and birds (8 weeks and over) to travel accompanied in the aircraft cabin on most flights within the U.S. An in-cabin pet may be carried in addition to a carry-on bag and is subject to a $125-$150 service charge each way depending upon the airlines. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL US AT +1-000-000-0000.
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